More Summery Cards & a Freebie!

I have been having a fun time with my new Seaside Sketches set. I love how the stamps can be used for male or female cards (I have a really hard time with cards for guys) plus you can feel like an artist when you color them!

Digital Stamps/Paper: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

I colored the images on both of these cards with Copic Markers. The key to making them look effortless it to keep the coloring quick, easy and sketchy. Instead of trying to blend with little circles make big expressive strokes. It may seem scary at first but give it a try, after all it’s just a piece of paper :)

Quick strokes of color in the sky make it look like a breezy day at the beach.

Another fun thing to try is making your own embellishments with polymer clay. Here I took a rubber stamp of a sanddollar and pressed it into tan clay (be sure to knead the clay for 10 minutes before using), baked it and brushed on some white paint to bring out the texture. Tip: Ink up your stamp with clear embossing ink before you press it into the clay to act as a release agent.

Add layers of cardstock and 3-D elements to creat a sence of dimension.

Look around for embellishment that will help convey the mood of your card, some mesh ribbon reminded me of fishing nets, flock was like sand and I made some “flower soft” by rubbing two styrofome balls together nad coloring with alcohol ink to give the card some chunkier sand. Foam tape between the layers of cardstock give the card depth.

Building a 3-d scene on a card is fun, give it a try;) These cards qualify for the following challenges: The crafty pad (guy card), Cupcake Craft (summer delights), Daisy Doodles (anything goes), Delightful Sketches (add texture), Everybody Art (Summer), PaperTake Weekly (Summer), and Stamptacular Sunday (Life’s a beach).

Now on to today’s freebie! DT member Leanne asked me to make this sentiment into a stamp for Father’s day, click the picture to download :)

Now let’s see what the rest of the LSS DT has been up to. Also we have a new designer with us, please welcome Diane Bove!

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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33 Responses

  1. Wow Lindsay these look awesome! I love all the dimension you added and the coloring looks perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wow – these are gorgeous! I love your embellishments.

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  3. OMG!! These are incredible!! I love your coloring and the scence you made!! I also love the embellishments!!

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  4. This looks great Lindsay! I love the 3D Elements!

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  5. Love all of the textures, and your coloring is beautiful!

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  6. They look like minature watercolour paintings. TFS. Lynne M x

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  7. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your creations are absolutely amazing… your colouring and the embellishments you have added are just perfect… Gorgeous work of art… Good luck with the challenge ! Smiles from Catherine

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  8. Beautiful cards! Your coloring is amazing! and polymer clay-wow! I love this freebie! I need to do some OWH cards with this one…..

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  9. Great cards, super colouring thanks for joining in at The Crafty Pad this week.

    Pat xx

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  10. These are spectacular! Your skies are so pretty! Love how intense the colors are on these!

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  11. The seagull card with all the extra embellishments is amazing! Love your sky and torn paper for the sand dune…So creative!

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  12. Fabulous cards!! And I love love love the new sentiment. It reminds me of my cousin.

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  13. Awesome art work and thanks for the freebie. Daisy Doodles appreciates you stopping by and playing in our challenge, Anything Goes.

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  14. I love the cards Lindsay! They are so artistic looking and the polymer clay embellishments really take them over the top! Gorgeous!

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  15. Beautiful cards and great embellies. Did you know you could also color the fake flower soft with watercolor paints. It gives you a little softer colors.

    Blessings,
    Christine

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  16. Lindsay, I so love these images and you do such awesome work! Thank you so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles! We hope to see you again.

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  17. oh those cards are awesome and I love how you made the Copics look like oils (oil painting). And stamping on clay…. haven’t tried it yet but have stamped on UTEE . Definitely love the cards with all the embellishments (although in KS it’s a bit harder to come by ‘sea’ type of embellishments, lo)

    Your freebie is awwweeesome! I hope to get back into the mojo soon.

    big hugs

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  18. Fabulous card !! a work of art !! Love the scene you created and your colouring is brilliant ! :-)

    love the sentiment too ,,, very funny :-)

    thanks for joining the PTW Challenge :-)

    Luv
    Lols x x

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  19. your cards and talent are beyond amazing!

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  20. Fabulous cards, love the texture. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
    x Suzi x

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  21. Fantastic cards…love all the embellishments! Great take on this weeks challenge of Lifes a Beach at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
    Pleasantly,
    Paula

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  22. These are both totally gorgeous. I love how your brought the beach alive with your dimensional embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at SSC this week. Barb

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  23. Gorgeous creations,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Sketches,
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  24. Such lovely cards! So much color and texture! I love them!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our “Life’s A Beach” challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)

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  25. amazing job thanks for the freebie and joining us at DS

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  26. What a wonderful guy card! I love how you colored the card and the little details! Very cool indeed!

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  27. Thank you so much for the freebie!

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  28. What beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  29. These cards are incredible! I would hang those on my living room wall in a heartbeat!

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  30. Wow! awesome cards…great colouring and embellishments!! :))

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  31. Wonderful work!
    Thanks for joining EAC!
    Hugs, Alex

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  32. This is gorgeous! I love your work! Thanks for joining us at Digital Delights!

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  33. thank you

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